Science Features & Interviews

I'm passionate about science communications and sharing career advice with young scientists. Check out my features and guest blogs below.

 
 
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Turning point: Advocacy ambassador

Journal: Nature

I was featured in the journal Nature in January, 2017, as a science advocacy ambassador. As the threat of cuts to science funding sweeps the globe, I talk about encouraging scientists to advocate for their research. I also discuss the inspiration behind the Twitter science party account @SciParty and how it's giving scientists the opportunity to talk about science and improve their communications outreach.

 
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Career Perspectives: Karen Ring, Website and Social Media Manager at CIRM

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB has a blog series called "Career Perspectives" that highlights the different careers available for scientists. They asked me to write about my transition from research into a career in science communications at CIRM. I talk about the application process, my current role as a website and social media manager and advice for how to get a job in science communications.

 
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Scientist in the Spotlight. Karen R.

Blog: Soph Talks Science!

I wrote a guest blog about my career path as a scientist and science communicator for Soph Talks Science, a blog written by a stem cell PhD student in the UK. She features scientists from around the world who are passionate about communicating science and research.

 

Meet Karen Ring, Website and Social Media Manager at CIRM

Blog: PhD Over Easy

PhD Over Easy is a group of post-PhD biomedical scientists who are navigating the biomedical career landscape. They are helping others like themselves move forward in their careers by providing testimonials, advice, and resources. I wrote a guest blog for them talking about my transition from bench science to a job in science communications. I also talk about my current role as the website and social media manager at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

 
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Karen Ring Sharing Her Knowledge of Stem Cell Science

UCSF Magazine, Graduate Division Alumni Feature

I graduated from UCSF with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2012. Since then, I've stayed in touch with the UCSF community by serving on the  UCSF Graduate Division Alumni Association Board. I am now the acting President of the GDAA Board and was interviewed about my career path since my PhD for the UCSF Magazine December 2017 issue. Read my interview on page 47!